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Escorted Rail Tours to Vancouver

See stunning panoramic views from the Vancouver Lookout

Vancouver is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is among Canada's largest cities, and its port is the largest on North America's west coast - handling a staggering 65 million tonnes every year. The first Europeans settled in the area as the result of a local gold rush in 1858. The gold rush was short lived and many people left again; however, a few people stayed and developed a place they called Gastown.

In 1884, Canadian Pacific Railway president William Van Horne decided that with its natural port, the small town would make a good terminus for his transcontinental line. He felt that 'Vancouver' would be a more appropriate name, so it was officially changed in 1886. Trains began running the following year, and their impact was immense - transforming Vancouver from a small settlement to a powerful industrial and commercial centre. Now, Vancouver is an exciting, thriving city that is consistently ranked as one of the planet's top three most desirable places to live.

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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer

From the laid-back city of Toronto to the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver and the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail, lifting us high into the mighty Rockies in style and comfort on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world's greatest trains

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
18 days from £4,395per personView tour details
Canada Coast to Coast

Discover the best of Canada on this truly epic journey from Vancouver to Halifax. Travelling on iconic trains across the entire continent of North America, the view outside your window changes every day, from the towering Rockies to the central plains, the great lakes and finally the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
17 days from £3,995per personView tour details
The Canadian in Winter

On this intrepid cross-continental adventure by train, we spend three unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls and travel through the spectacular frosted scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

Departs from February 2017 to March 2017.
11 days from £2,595per personView tour details
Rocky Mountaineer & Alaska Cruise

Breathtaking mountain scenery in Canada, followed by the dramatic coastline of Alaska, all slowly revealed on this stunning Rockies & Alaska cruise and rail holiday. Snow-capped peaks look close enough to touch, whilst icebergs float by as you cruise along the Inside Passage.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
17 days from £3,945per personView tour details
The Canadian at Christmas

Celebrate the festive season with a fabulous holiday on this famous cross-continental train. We spend three unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls, and stay two nights in cosmopolitan Vancouver. Here we enjoy a wonderfully festive sleigh ride on the snow-capped Grouse Mountain.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
11 days from £2,995per personView tour details
Pacific Coast - Canada to California

Journey along North America's Pacific coastline, travelling from the Canadian seaport of Vancouver, to bohemian San Francisco aboard some of the most iconic railways on the continent. Along the way discover some of the western seaboard's hidden gems such as the popular cities of Seattle and Portland, and the rolling vineyards of California.

14 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
The Canadian Rockies and Vancouver

Experience the very best of western Canada on this sensational tour travelling through some of the most scenic routes in the world. Discover this country's most impressive natural wonders, explore the Rockies in style on the renowned Rocky Mountaineer train and unwind in Canada's most desirable city, Vancouver.

11 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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More about Vancouver

One of Vancouver's best-loved neighbourhoods, Gastown is a charming and historic area of cobblestone streets, small shops and intimate restaurants. Gastown is also home to the Gastown Steam Clock. Every quarter of an hour, steam pours from the top of the clock and whistle chimes can be heard.

Stanley Park
At 1,000 acres (around 4 square kilometres) in size, Stanley Park is larger than New York's Central Park - and is home to over half a million trees. First opened in 1888, the park has become a widely recognised symbol of the city and is known for its beauty. Yet perhaps its most famous feature is its large collection of totem poles, displaying the impressive designs of the indigenous peoples of North America.

Capilano Suspension Bridge
Located over the Lion's Gate Bridge in North Vancouver, the Capilano Suspension Bridge spans 446 feet (136 metres) across a dramatic gorge over the Capilano River. On its opening in 1889, the bridge was made of rope and wooden planks; nowadays it consists of wire and cables - which is perhaps just as well as it stands 230 feet (70 metres) above the water!

Top of Vancouver Restaurant
Located 33 feet  (10 metres) below the observation deck of the Vancouver Lookout, the top of Vancouver Restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant revolves once every 60 minutes, ensuring you get chance to enjoy 360 degree views across the city as you dine.

Vancouver Lookout
The Vancouver Lookout gives you chance to ride to an observation deck 581 feet (177 metres) above the city where you can enjoy 360 degree views across Vancouver. Glass elevators take you from street-level to the observation deck in only 40 seconds.

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